PREP ROUNDUP: Nevada Union boys fall to Woodcreek, await playoff path
The Nevada Union boys basketball team was without star post player David Menary Tuesday night, but still gave Woodcreek all they could handle.
The Miners would end up losing to the Timberwolves, 66-56, in the Sierra Foothill League season finale for both teams, but NU is far from finished as it has already locked up the fourth and final playoff spot allotted to the SFL.
With David Menary out sick Tuesday night, senior Jahn Chensee stepped up and scored 20 points to lead the Miners. Gary Menary added 12 points, coming on four 3-pointers. Senior point guard Mario Edwards chipped in nine points.
The loss drops the Miners to 16-11 overall and 5-7 in league play. They find out their playoff path Thursday when the postseason brackets are released.
JV: Nevada Union 49, Woodcreek 35
The junior varsity Miners earned their 20th victory of the season Monday, beating Woodcreek on the road to close the 2015-16 campaign.
Nevada Union led, 23-20 at halftime, but pulled away in the fourth quarter to grab the 14-point win.
Jack Fraser led NU with 24 points. Fraser was locked in at the free throw line, hitting 16-of-16 from the charity stripe. Dawson Fay added 14 points in the victory.
The Miners wrap the season with a record of 20-7 overall and 7-5 in the SFL, which is good enough for third place behind first place Folsom and second place Del Oro.
Forest Lake Christian 59, Woodland Christian 51
The Falcons closed the season on a high note, beating Central Valley California League foe Woodland Christian on Monday.
Forest Lake Christian grabbed a 17-7 lead after one quarter, but led by only four heading into the fourth quarter. The Falcons would hold off any comeback attempt by the Cardinals and ended the season with a victory.
Forest Lake Christian was led by senior Garrett Reader with a double-double, scoring 10 points to go with 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks. FLC’s Alex Schneider added 17 points to lead all Falcons scorers, and Andrew Barrozo tallied 16 points to go with five assists. Leading the defensive charge was Brett Soria with five steals to go with his seven points.
Forest Lake Christian finished the season with a 9-16 record overall and will miss out on the playoffs.
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